According to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, the total violent crime victimization rate declined 22% from 2019 to 2020. Additionally, the rate of property crime victimization declined for the second year in a row. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2020, October 2021).
OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Learn more and access resources below.
Programs & Initiatives
Following are examples of programs and initiatives from OJP and the OJP program offices related to this topic:
- Directory of Crime Victim Services
- Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program
- National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)
Also see the Victims & Victimization page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs and practices. And, visit the Victims section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website for data.
Training & Technical Assistance
Visit the following sites to learn about training and technical assistance services from and supported by OJP program offices:
Frequently Asked Questions
Robbery statistics are available in the Federal Bureau of Investigation annual report, Crime in the United States.
Data on family violence are available in the following Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports:
- Intimate Partner Violence publication series
- select tables in the Criminal Victimization publication series
- Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances
Visit the Family Violence Special Feature for additional information and resources.
College-specific crime statistics are available on the Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool website from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).
Additional data and information can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Security page. Also, Crime in the United States, an annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides university/college campus crime data that are reported by law enforcement agencies.
For additional information about campus crime and safety, visit the following sites: